By DYLAN BROWN
The CyberLaw Society (CLS), a new student organization at Cleveland State University College of Law, aims to promote the protection of data privacy rights and the regulation of emerging technologies. The organization is also promoting principles of cybersecurity and working to educate the public on best practices for protecting personal information and maintaining secure computer systems and networks.
One of the main focuses of the CLS concerns data privacy rights. With the increasing amount of personal information stored in our back pockets, worn on our wrists, or instantly uploaded from our laptops to the cloud like rockets, it is crucial that laws and regulations are in place to protect individuals from harm and ensure individual control over personal data. In general, CLS promotes the protection of data privacy rights to the extent necessary to safeguard personal information and prevent harm to individuals and corporations alike.
Another focus of the new student organization is exploring the regulation of emerging technologies. Today, technology is advancing quicker than a fiber optic connection, and the results in the 2020s alone have been extraordinary. However, with the exciting rise of new technologies like artificial intelligence and the rapid technological development of the Internet of Things, it has become essential to ensure that proper laws and regulations are in place to guide emerging technologies’ ethical use and to protect against potential harms. The CLS will work to explore and promote the regulation of these technologies so that the law can properly adapt and accommodate modern innovations, as well as protect against cyber threats and data breaches.
Given that some members of the United Nations estimate that cybercrime will cost the global economy around 9-10.5 trillion US dollars by 2025, strong cybersecurity principles are becoming of unparalleled importance. The CLS is committed to promoting the principles of cybersecurity to the extent necessary to prevent damage to computer systems and networks. In addition, the organization is looking for ways to educate the public on the best cybersecurity practices in order to ensure that personal information stays secure.
The CLS is open and welcome to all registered students, faculty, and staff at Cleveland State University College of Law and will provide plenty of opportunities for networking in the field of cyber-related law. Anyone interested in joining the CyberLaw Society should contact Gabby Hartstein—the current President of CLS—by email at email@example.com.
Originally published by The Gavel. Republished here with permission from The Gavel and Dylan Brown.
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